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Old 04-13-2006, 01:18 PM   #11
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$87 for shipping from the states is about right There aren’t any Canadian sellers? Is shipping within Canada expensive as well?
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:18 PM   #12
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My 12 gallon has 5mm thick glass, so I don't know what they (the ebayer) are refering too. The newer models of the JBJ are 6mm as the 24 gal. had some cracking issues due to JBJ using the same glass thickness for each tank .... the 6, 12 and 24.

All in all I guess if money is the issue and your looking for a basic tank to house some low light corals it's great, but trust me .... you'll get the reef itch when you see the things you can't keep and you'll end up spending more in the long run!

Check out www.nano-reef.com for some great info ... you may even be able to find someone selling a tank near you. There is people selling Nano's daily on that board!

tecwzrd I happened across a site that was selling the 12 gal. Nano at $119 plus free shipping at the time. I can't remember the name of the site, but if I do I'll post it!
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:23 PM   #13
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tecwzrd I happened across a site that was selling the 12 gal. Nano at $119 plus free shipping at the time. I can't remember the name of the site, but if I do I'll post it!
I already have MTS but for that price I might have to add another
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:27 PM   #14
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I keep reciepts for everything so if I can find it I will post the site. It was a while ago, but you never know ... they may still have that price! They weren't posted as a sale item or anything so I know that was the true price, but the free shipping was the deal buster!
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:30 PM   #15
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shipping within canada is great. big als is also amazing for shipping casue anything over 25 dollars is free(except heavy items) but they dont sell the nano tanks on there only the eclips tanks which i dont personally like. i have come across a few sellers that are in canada but i have neevr been able to find a canadian online site besides bigals. they dont go by weight anymore for shipping they go by size so that is why it is expensive. plus the sellers will only ship with a method that has insurance to cover there losses. u could send it through usps economy but they wont because there is no coverage. what is your opinion on my other way of setting up a tank? i have the filter i mentioned before and a heater i would only need the powerhead and lights. i made a 4Xt-8 lightstrip for my 20 gal planted which gave me 80 watts, but there is an new method for calculating light based on thype it is. i would downsize to 4X 18" 15watt lights and get some 50/50 bulbs for it. i can make this fixture for under 30 dollars. is there any benifit to having the tank square instead of rectangle? if u can find that site jermz i would probably order that tank tomorrow lol but shipping would still kill me.
oh and this is the cheapest i could find the jbj cube
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Since you have some of the equipment and know how to build lights I would just DIY. I like the cubes smooth round looks without the tank braces but for me that’s really the only selling point.

Basically if I did get it I would probably just keep it on my desk at work for my own enjoyment during the day.
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:00 PM   #17
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well this will be replacing my 10 gallon planted tank that i currently have on my dresser. so technically i have a 10 gallon tank already as well. do i need a powerhead or will the penguin 125 be enough water movement. it is rated for a 30 gallon i think. i think 125 or 150 gph. here are the lights i built for my planted tank. if i use the same set up i will have 60 watts over 10 gallon so would 6 wpg be enough to grow most corals? is there anything i am missing for what i need. so far i have : 10 gallon tank, filter, heater, lights. i need(might need): powerhead, skimmer... please fill me in if i am missing anything beside the start up stuff like testkit, salt, rock etc. thanks again for being so patient with the noob i am also really starting to get the hang of the URL thing lol.
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i am also really starting to get the hang of the URL thing lol.
I see It’s not always easy to see them which is why I bold mine personally. Could be the FI Subice style only though.

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I’d still add a small power head to better aerate the tank. Looks like you have lighting down, at least once you got the wiring right My stock list post covers the basic equipment needed.
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wow i never realised how complicated it was to do a water change for a saltwater. i had planned on getting a 5 gallon jug and filling it with ro/di water and premixing so that should do me a month on a 10 gallon if i do 10% weekly. i will be going to big als soon and i will make a list of evrything i atually need to figureout costs. the thing that is going to suk the most is buying live rock. what is cured live rock? i have seen it on ebay for pretty cheap but dont think it would still be live after shipping and have heard of lots of people wiping out a whole tank becasue there was soo much amonia in the new rocks. i think it is around 7-8 dollars per pound or 6 if u go over a certain weight. not to bad. i was thining about 10-15 pounds in my 10 gallon, that sound about right? as for stocking i was thinking a clown and then maybe a shrimp or something for clean up. i cant put very much in a tank this small right? what are your opinions on stocking it?
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You’re right, any “live rock” shipped will have die-off and can foul up a tank but it’s great to use for fishless cycling. I’d aim for 15-25 lbs in a 10 gal for bio-filtration and get a ph that turns the tank over 20+ times like one 200 gph or two 150 gph ph on each end of the tank.

liveaquaria.com has nice live rock. See this post & this post for examples from people on this site.

Hara’s site lists fish compatible for a 10 gal tank. There are tons more to choose from but it’s a good start.

I’d try to stick to two small fish (1”-3”) personally for the first 6 month and only add one fish per month. Once your tank has matured you could probably add one more small fish.
Once your tank has cycled I’d add about 3-6 red/blue leg hermits and about 3 Nassarius Snails & 3 Nerite Snails to help with algae/waste control.
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